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Dixon Park Director Long Not Excited, but Ecstatic About Groundbreaking for Splash Pad Friday

Dixon Park Director Long Not Excited, but Ecstatic About Groundbreaking for Splash Pad Friday

Dixon Park District Executive Director Duane Long said he is not a little excited, but, he is ecstatic about the Water Wonderland becoming a reality. On Friday at 10am the official groundbreaking ceremony for the splash pad at the Wooden Wonderland play site will take place.  Long said many people thought the splash pad was…

Dixon Council and Mayoral Candidates Express Their Views Tuesday Night

Dixon Council and Mayoral Candidates Express Their Views Tuesday Night

Tuesday evening the candidates for Dixon City Government answered a wide range of questions the public feel is important for the communities well being. Both the Candidates for City Council and the Mayor’s race answered several questions concerning the pension crisis and other topics.  One of the questions brought before the council members concerned their views…

Oregon Police Not Asking Why the Chicken Crossed the Road, Just Want Your Feedback

Oregon Police Not Asking Why the Chicken Crossed the Road, Just Want Your Feedback

The Oregon Police Chief says the Oregon Planning Commission has been asked to review the cities current ordinance banning raising chickens in city limits. Chief Darin DaHaan says as they consider this topic he would like to get feedback that he can share with the Planning Commission. Chief DaHaan says he understands this has become…

Amboy Police Say Get the Junk Out of Your Yard

Amboy Police Say Get the Junk Out of Your Yard

The Amboy Police Department asks, have you noticed just how harsh the winter has been on your yard? They say they have. Amboy Officers will be inspecting properties and issuing notices to abate nuisance violations that have accumulated over the winter. If you have accumulated material, scrap, debris, appliances, unlicensed or inoperable vehicles or equipment,…

Local Sports

Girls Soccer Scoreboard- Dixon Falls to Kaneland

Girls Soccer Scoreboard- Dixon Falls to Kaneland

Girls Soccer Scoreboard 3/19/19: Kaneland 5 Dixon 4 Kaneland broke open a 4-4 tie with the winning goal in the 72nd minute to give the Knights a 5-4 win over Dixon on Tuesday afternoon. Taylor Harrison scored all four goals for Dixon.   Oregon 0 Indian Creek 0 (Tie) Oregon tied Indian Creek in their…

The 2019 High School Spring Sports Season Kicks Off (Finally)

The 2019 High School Spring Sports Season Kicks Off (Finally)

After a long and cold winter, the 2019 IHSA Spring Sports Season has finally arrived here in the Sauk Valley Area. On Monday afternoon, in Boys Baseball action, Erie-PTown no hit the Polo Marcos winning 11-0 in a 6 inning game. In Girls Softball, Erie-PTown rallied to beat Polo 13-6. In Girls Soccer action, Elgin…

Dixon YMCA Shamrock 5K Shuffle in Dixon Signs Up Over 250 Runners

Dixon YMCA Shamrock 5K Shuffle in Dixon Signs Up Over 250 Runners

On a cold, chilly Saturday morning in Dixon, 262 people signed up to participate in the 2019 Dixon Family YMCA Shamrock 5K Shuffle. Nathan Castillo from Sterling finished in 1st place overall while Amie Wiseman was the top overall female winner. Results can be found here: http://www.racetime.info/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Sham-Rock-5K-Overall-Results.htm

Music News

Orlando Bloom gives up his bachelor pad after Katy Perry engagement

Orlando Bloom gives up his bachelor pad after Katy Perry engagement

Daniele Venturelli/Daniele Venturelli/ Getty ImagesNow that Orlando Bloom is engaged to Katy Perry, he doesn’t need his bachelor pad anymore. According to Variety, the actor has put his Beverly Hills, California home up for sale for an asking price of nearly $9 million. The modern, minimalist property features four bedrooms and four bathrooms, a sunken…

Source: Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn have built an “easy and strong” relationship

Source: Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn have built an “easy and strong” relationship

ABC/Image Group LADespite Taylor Swift’s crazy schedule as a pop superstar and Joe Alwyn’s rising career as an in-demand actor, the two have managed to achieve balance in their relationship. A source tells People the two have “found a lifestyle that makes their relationship easy and strong.” “Their personalities are very compatible, and they’re respectful…

Michael Buble didn’t know his tour sold out…until Ed Sheeran told him

Michael Buble didn’t know his tour sold out…until Ed Sheeran told him

Evaan KherajSince Michael Buble returned to the spotlight after a two-year break to care for his son Noah while he battled cancer, the singer avoids looking at any sort of social media or press about himself, and no one around him is allowed to tell him any sort of stats about his career. That’s why…

Lionel Richie named global ambassador of The Prince’s Trust

Lionel Richie named global ambassador of The Prince’s Trust

Arthur Edwards – Pool/Getty ImagesLionel Richie, say “Hello” to Prince Charles. The Prince of Wales announced Wednesday that Lionel has been named the first global ambassador of his charity, The Prince’s Trust. The two men met up in Barbados, as part of Charles’ tour of the Caribbean, to celebrate the partnership. U.K.’s The Mirror reports…

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